Which hotel chains let me collect Avios points?

It is time for my annual update of the full list of hotel chains which let you collect Avios points when you stay.

(I ran a sister article to this in November which listed hotel chains which do NOT award Avios points but DO give Virgin Flying Club miles.)

Whilst British Airways has its own partner hotels, Iberia Plus has its own, different, list. And, with the number of different hotel groupings, it is not always easy to know if your hotel is part of a bigger grouping that lets you earn Avios points.

Hotel logo 3

This post is my best attempt at listing every hotel chain that lets you collect Avios points.  Please let me know of any errors or omissions in the comments at the bottom!

All earnings rates are for BA unless stated otherwise. Where I mention an Iberia Plus earning rate, this is because BA does not support that hotel chain.

Hilton and Accor are now the only chains where you earn more Avios in Iberia Plus than in British Airways Executive Clubyou can learn more about how that works here.

The only groups that allow you to collect directly into avios.com accounts are Marriott and Accor.

You can find out more about the British Airways Executive Club hotel partners via ba.com here.

 

The Avios-earning hotel directory:

AC Hotels (Marriott) – 1 Avios per $1 on room only or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Adagio (Accor) – 0.5 Avios per €1 or transfer Le Club AccorHotels points (1)

all seasons (Accor) – 0.5 Avios per €1 or transfer Le Club AccorHotels points (1)

aloft (Starwood) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points (2)

Andaz (Hyatt) – 500 Avios per stay or transfer World of Hyatt points

Atlantis The Palm (Kerzner) – 2 Avios per $1

Autograph (Marriott) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Barceló Hotels (Barceló) – 150-750 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only

Bestay Hotel Express (Jin Jiang) – J-Club points can be converted to Avios

Candlewood Suites (IHG) – 1 Avios per $1 or transfer IHG Rewards Club points (6)

Canopy (Hilton) – 1 Avios per $1 – see note (5) – or transfer Hilton Honors points

Conrad (Hilton) – 1 Avios per $1 – see note (5) – or transfer Hilton Honors points

Cordis Hotels (Langham) – 500 Avios per night

Courtyard by Marriott (Marriott) – 1 Avios per $1 on room only or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Crowne Plaza (IHG) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer IHG Rewards Club points (6)

Curio Collection (Hilton) – 1 Avios per $1 – see note (5) – or transfer Hilton Honors points

Delta Hotels (Marriott) – 2 Avios per $1 on room only or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Derby Hotels (a Spanish group) – 225-900 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only (4)

Design Hotels (Starwood) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points when booked via spg.com

Doubletree (Hilton) – 1 Avios per $1 – see note (5) – or transfer Hilton Honors points

Eaton Hotels (Langham) – 250 Avios per night

EDITION (Marriott) – 2 Avios per $1 on room only or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

element (Starwood) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points (2)

Embassy Suites (Hilton) – 1 Avios per $1 – see note (5) – or transfer Hilton Honors points

EVEN Hotels (IHG) – 1 Avios per $1 or transfer IHG Rewards Club points (6)

Fairfield Inn (Marriott) – 1 Avios per $1 on room only or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Fairmont (Fairmont) – up to 1000 Avios per stay

Fiesta Americana Hotels (Fiesta) – 2,000 Avios for a 2+ night stay or transfer Fiesta Rewards points

Fiesta Inn Hotels (Fiesta) – 2,000 Avios for a 2+ night stay or transfer Fiesta Rewards points

Four Points (Starwood) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points (2)

Gamma Hoteles (Fiesta) – transfer Fiesta Rewards points

Gaylord (Marriott) – 2 Avios per $1 on room only or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Goldmet Inn (Jin Jiang) – J-Club points can be converted to Avios

Grand Fiesta Americana Hotels (Fiesta) – 2,000 Avios for a 2+ night stay or transfer Fiesta Rewards points

Grand Melia (Melia) – 525 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only or convert MAS points

Hace Hoteles (Hace) – 450-600 Avios per stay in Iberia Plus only

Hampton by Hilton (Hilton) – 1 Avios per $1 – see note (5) – or transfer Hilton Honors points

Hesperia (NH) – 200-450 Avios per NIGHT in Iberia Plus only

Hilton / Hilton Garden Inn (Hilton) – 1 Avios per $1 – see note (5) – or transfer Hilton Honors points

Holiday Inn Express (IHG) – 1 Avios per $1 or transfer IHG Rewards Club points (6)

Holiday Inn (IHG) – 1 Avios per $1 or transfer IHG Rewards Club points (6)

Home2Suites (Hilton) – 1 Avios per $1 with a cap of 100 Avios – see note (5) – or transfer Hilton Honors points

Homewood Suites (Hilton) – 1 Avios per $1 – see note (5) – or transfer Hilton Honors points

Hotel Indigo (IHG) – 2 Avios per $1 in BA or 1 Avios per $1 in Iberia Plus or transfer IHG Rewards Club points (6)

Hoteles Center (Center) – 225-900 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only

Hoteles Elba (Elba) – 150-750 Avios per stay in Iberia Plus only

Hyatt and all Hyatt sub-brands (Hyatt) – 500 Avios per stay or transfer World of Hyatt points

Iberostar – 150 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only

Ibis / Ibis Styles (Accor) – 0.625 Avios per €1 or transfer Le Club AccorHotels points (1)

Innside (Melia) – 225 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only or convert MAS points

InterContinental (IHG) – 500 Avios per stay outside North America and 2 Avios per $1 elsewhere or transfer IHG Rewards Club points (6)

Jin Jiang Hotels (Jin Jiang) – J-Club points can be converted to Avios

JW Marriott (Marriott) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Kerry Hotels (Shangri-La) – 500 Avios per stay or convert Golden Circle Award Points

Kimpton Hotels (IHG) – to be integrated into IHG at some point, but they are not in a hurry …..

Langham / Langham Place (Langham) – 500 Avios per night

Le Meridien (Starwood) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points (2)

Live Aqua Hotels (Fiesta Rewards) – 2,000 Avios for a 2+ night stay or transfer Fiesta Rewards points

Luxury Collection (Starwood) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points (2)

Mandarin Oriental (Mandarin Oriental) – 800 Avios per stay plus extra benefits for BA Silver and Gold members

Marriott Executive Apartments (Marriott) – 1 Avios per $1 on room only in BA or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Marriott (Marriott) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, Morocco (Kerzner) – 2 Avios per $1

ME (Melia) – 525 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only or convert MAS points

Melia (Melia) – 225 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only or convert MAS points

Mercure (Accor) – 1.25 Avios per €1 or transfer Le Club AccorHotels points (1)

Metropoli (Rusticae) – 300-750 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only

MGallery (Accor) – 1.25 Avios per €1 or transfer Le Club AccorHotels points (1)

Moxy (Marriott) – 1 Avios per $1 on room only or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

NH Hoteles (NH) – 200-450 Avios per NIGHT in Iberia Plus only

nhow (NH) – 350-450 Avios per NIGHT in Iberia Plus only

Novotel (Accor) – 1.25 Avios per €1 or transfer Le Club AccorHotels points (1)

Occidental (Occidental) – 150-750 Avios per stay in Iberia Plus only

One&Only Resorts (Kerzner) – 2 Avios per $1

One Hoteles (Fiesta) – transfer Fiesta Rewards points

Paradisus (Melia) – 525 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only or convert MAS points

Paradores (Paradores) – 400 – 1,125 Avios per stay in Iberia Plus only

Park Inn (Carlson) – 500 Avios per stay or transfer Club Carlson points

Park Plaza (Carlson) – 500 Avios per stay or transfer Club Carlson points

Preferred Hotels inc Legend, LVX, Lifestyle, Conneect (Preferred Hotels) – 500 Avios per stay (4)

Protea (Marriott) – 1 Avios per $1 on room only or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Pullman (Accor) – 1.25 Avios per €1 or transfer Le Club AccorHotels points (1)

Radisson Blu / Red (Carlson) – 500 Avios per stay or transfer Club Carlson points

Raffles (Raffles) – 500 Avios per stay

Renaissance (Marriott) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Residence Inn (Marriott) – 1 Avios per $1 on room only or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Ritz-Carlton (Marriott) – 2 Avios per $1 on room only or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Rusticae (Rusticae) – 300-750 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only

Shangri-La (Shangri-La) – 500 Avios per stay or convert Golden Circle Award Points

Sheraton (Starwood) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points (2)

Small Luxury Hotels of the World – 500 Avios per stay (4)

Sofitel (Accor) – 1.25 Avios per €1 or transfer Le Club AccorHotels points (1)

Sol (Melia) – 150 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only or convert MAS points

SpringHill Suites (Marriott) – 1 Avios per $1 on room only in BA or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

St Regis (Starwood) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points (2)

Staybridge Suites (IHG) – 1 Avios per $1 or transfer IHG Rewards Club points (6)

Swissotel (Swissotel) – 500 Avios per stay

Taj (Taj) – 500 Avios per stay

Tapestry Collection (Hilton) – 1 Avios per $1 – see note (5) – or transfer Hilton Honors points

Thalasso Sea & Spa (Accor) – 0.625 Avios per €1 or transfer Le Club AccorHotels points (1)

The Gateway (Taj) – 250 Avios per stay

TownePlace Suites (Marriott) – 1 Avios per $1 on room only or transfer Marriott Rewards points (3)

Traders (Shangri-La) – 500 Avios per stay or convert Golden Circle Award Points

Tribute Collection (Starwood) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points (4)

Tryp (Melia) – 225 Avios per night in Iberia Plus only or convert MAS points

Unbound Collection (Hyatt) – 500 Avios per stay or transfer World of Hyatt points (4)

Vivanta by Taj (Taj) – 250 Avios per stay

W (Starwood) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points (2)

Waldorf-Astoria (Hilton) – 1 Avios per $1 – see note (5) – or transfer Hilton Honors points

Westin (Starwood) – 2 Avios per $1 or transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points (2)

Worldhotels (Worldhotels) – 1,000 Avios per stay in Iberia Plus only (4)

Notes:

(1) – The transfer rate of Accor points to Iberia Plus is 1:1 whilst the transfer rate to British Airways to 2:1

(2) – You must be a member of Starwood Preferred Guest to earn Avios. You can set your account to have points directly deposited to BA after each stay. Gold and Platinum SPG members earn 3 Avios per $1.

(3) – You must be a member of Marriott Rewards to earn Avios. You can set your account to have points directly deposited to BA after each stay.

(4) – Hotels in this grouping are all independently named but display this branding somewhere in their promotional material

(5) – You need to set your Hilton Honors account ‘Points & Miles’ to earn airline miles (you will also earn some Hilton points as well). Note that if you credit to Virgin Atlantic instead of Avios you will earn twice the miles (2 per $1).

(6) – You must be a member of IHG Rewards Club to earn Avios

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Bits: Qatar deals from Oslo, Waitrose shopping tracking
Earn TRIPLE Avios with Accor - at least 7.5 per €1 (but make sure you choose Iberia)
About Head for Points

We help business and leisure travellers maximise their Avios, frequent flyer miles and hotel loyalty points. Visit every day for three new articles or sign up for our FREE emails via this page or the box to your right.

Comments

  1. HayMow says:

    To double check.. for Club Carlson, as for most, is it “either/or” when earning directly from a stay? (i.e. 500 Avios or (rather than and) the appropriate no. of CC Gold points). I think there maybe one or two chains (other than Hilton) where both are possible but can’t recall which.

  2. HayMow says:

    Sol (Melia) – wish I’d known about the Iberia Plus Avios option for a stay in Croatia (where Melia have multiple Sol properties) – only found out afterwards that no Melia points are awarded for Sol stays, but had never seen this stated else would’ve picked the neighbouring Melia property!

  3. I recently stayed at the Taj Sumudra in Columbo, and, despite my enquiry that I should have been credited 500 points (as per the BA website), the Taj insisted the benefit is now only 300 points and credited me as such.

  4. Alex W says:

    Early on in my points career, i wish i had realised that taking hotel points is usually much more lucrative than taking Avios.

  5. I’m staying at the Atlantis The Palm this Easter. Can I still claim Avios even though I booked through Virgin Holidays? Can I earn on food and drink purchases? Thanks

    • Often points are only given if booking direct.

      Hilton for example do not give any benefits to tier members if booked via a third party as they are paying out commission.

  6. I’ve some Hyatt points that are going to expire & will. It be staying in a Hyatt anytime soon. Is there a way of using the points or transferring into it to stop then expiring?

  7. What about Jen hotels (part of shangri-la)?

  8. Any update on the success of the BA Hilton promo, ie have people been getting their bonus? (even when set to points and points)

  9. David Leeds says:

    Melia website seems to suggest 525 avios (for Gran Melia) is per trip rather than per night… can anyone confirm? Also do you feel it is better value to take the avios or collect melia rewards points? Thanks!

  10. Rob, we have recently stayed at an Elba Hotel (www.hoteleselba.com) and their Customer Service say that they do not give any Avios. Please could you tell me where did you find the information?
    Thank you.